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Johannesburg to Chicago flight information

Flights arrive in Chicago
Flights depart from Johannesburg
Flight price R13 263
Distance 13 994 km
Airlines British Airways, KLM, Emirates

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
January
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average price:
R14 041
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
R14 041
or less (return)

When to book flights from Johannesburg to Chicago

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R14 041 or less.
The cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Chicago was found, on average, 33 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 3% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking Johannesburg to Chicago flights

How long does a flight from Johannesburg to Chicago take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 26h 16m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on British Airways (R13 262), KLM (R14 117) and Emirates (R18 288).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago?
For Johannesburg to Chicago, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Johannesburg, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Johannesburg to Chicago?
When flying out of Johannesburg you will be using Johannesburg OR Tambo, often referred to as Johannesburg Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: Chicago Midway or Chicago O'Hare Intl.
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Book cheap flights from Johannesburg to Chicago (return)

Airports
Origin
Johannesburg
R13 263
only
R13 263
Destination
Chicago
R13 263
only
R13 263
R14 117
only
R14 117
Wed, Apr 1
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28h 35m
Fri, Apr 24
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29h 40m
R13 262
Trip: 24 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 22 341 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,6
Comfort
7,2
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
7,0
Food
6,8
BSL
LHR
Okay 5,6

Cons: Seat didn’t recline...

DUB
LHR
Excellent 9,5

Pros: The pilots gave details of flying conditions and landing conditions. Flight was smooth and on time

SVQ
LGW
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Nice staff

Cons: Seats are too small, I don't have space for my upper legs.

IST
LHR
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Crew was great

Cons: The way they collect trash in the plane after serving food looked a little primitive. The crew walks around without trash bags and picks up passengers' trash and just stacks them on their arms or on their cart. I have traveled with BA many times in the past 40 yrs, and i don't remember this scene. Either I was not paying attention, or this is the new policy???!!

LUX
LHR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Short flight

Fri, Apr 10
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MDW
Chicago Midway
27h 13m
Sun, Apr 26
MDW
Chicago Midway
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25h 06m
R14 117
Trip: 17 days
8,0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 3 495 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
MAD
AMS
Good 6,8

Pros: Staff were professional and polite.

Cons: Despite zone boarding, boarding and disembarkation were very slow. Passengers like me with flight connections were very anxious regarding missing these.

NRT
AMS
Good 7,0

Pros: Crew good and seat OK but not exceptional for business class

Cons: Food was average - main course could have been better. Range of movies ok but not great

KWI
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crews were pretty great!

Cons: The regulating of the temperature.

FCO
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crew.

Cons: The time between flights.

AMS
NBO
Good 6,0

Cons: The plane is so old..,

Mon, Dec 23
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
28h 05m
Wed, Jan 8
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31h 10m
R18 288
Trip: 17 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 14 890 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
DUR
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Flight was nice and on time

Cons: No toothbrush toothpaste and eyes shades provided

DXB
JFK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Seat was very comfortable, and food was amazing

Cons: Some of the fixtures were falling off, and the side controller for the TV screen was not connected or working. It is to be expected from an Older A 380, but not a deal breaker by any means

JNB
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Absolutely friendly Professional

Cons: Nothing

BNE
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything went very well. The staff were the nicest most helpful people ever. Great food too.

BAH
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Yes

Cons: No comment

Tue, Dec 17
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MDW
Chicago Midway
26h 16m
Mon, Jan 13
MDW
Chicago Midway
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25h 12m
R16 431
Trip: 28 days
8,0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 3 495 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
AMS
JFK
Okay 4,0

Cons: Crew members in Amsterdam were very rude and disrespectful

YYZ
AMS
Good 6,6

Pros: Very friendly and responsive crew. Announcements from the Capitan and chief of flight attendants are very informative and comforting. Seat positions: very good leg room (even in economy)!

Cons: Newer airplane, as 747s are kind of outdated now, especially for long distance flights. But overall had good experience with KLM

JFK
AMS
Good 6,0

Pros: Nice crew, good food.

Cons: Both bathroom were not working in business class area.

BOD
AMS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The pilot and the crews were helpful about the transit. Pilot make up a lot of time.

Cons: Flight was delayed, had to run to my next connection flight.

AMS
PRG
Excellent 8,4

Pros: Usual faultless KLM experience

Cons: Nothing.

Mon, Dec 23
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
MDW
Chicago Midway
30h 50m
Wed, Jan 8
MDW
Chicago Midway
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25h 12m
R18 523
Trip: 17 days
8,0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 3 495 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
AMS
PRG
Excellent 8,4

Pros: Usual faultless KLM experience

Cons: Nothing.

AMS
JFK
Okay 4,0

Cons: Crew members in Amsterdam were very rude and disrespectful

TXL
AMS
Okay 4,6

Pros: Flight was on time.

Cons: Staff: from check in to landing, they could at least smile. Baggage claim was a nightmare, 6 Schengen flights in the same belt.

AMS
KIX
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The crew were excellent and seats were comfy.

Cons: Headphones for the entertainment centre.could have been better. Sound quality not great.

ATH
AMS
Okay 5,3

Pros: Flight and the crew!

Cons: Staff at the airport pushing you to upgrade to first class but not making it clear only the first trip from Athens to Amsterdam which the first class uses same uncomfortable seats as the economy to pay extra 130 euros ridiculous airfrance stuff! I should have flown all the way to NYC first class!!!

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